Mission and Values

In 1925, our founders gave us the mission “to relieve the misfortunes and promote the well being of humankind.”

We Believe In

The dignity of every human being

The right of every person to move to the highest possible state of
freedom and independence, while also recognizing our interdependence

We Endeavor to Bring to Our Relationships

Integrity, trust and reliability
Compassion and sensitivity
Humility and patience
Adaptability and openness to learning
Accountability for ourselves and the organizations with which we work

We Value These Approaches to Problem-Solving

Persistence and tenacity
Collaboration and shared learning
Appropriate risk-taking

We Value These Results from the Fund’s Grant Investments

Strong communities and institutions
Effective leadership and good governance

We Stand Against Racism